The Poverty of Historicism

The Poverty of Historicism

by Karl Popper
     
 

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On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.'
A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical

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On its publication in 1957, The Poverty of Historicism was hailed by Arthur Koestler as 'probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.'
A devastating criticism of fixed and predictable laws in history, Popper dedicated the book to all those 'who fell victim to the fascist and communist belief in Inexorable Laws of Historical Destiny.' Short and beautifully written, it has inspired generations of readers, intellectuals and policy makers. One of the most important books on the social sciences since the Second World War, it is a searing insight into the ideas of this great thinker.

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Arthur Koestler
Probably the only book published this year which will outlive the century.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781135972219
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/05/2013
Series:
Routledge Classics
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,030,228
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Karl Popper (1902-94). Philosopher, born in Vienna. One of the most influential and controversial thinkers of the twentieth century.

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